• September 2016: The Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid Reimbursement for Developmental Screening

    Each month, NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the role of screening, referral and care coordination for healthy child development.

    This month’s feature is a NASHP brief The Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid Reimbursement for Developmental Screening: Insights from Georgia, Minnesota, and North Carolina

    Periodic developmental screening is a key strategy in promoting children’s healthy growth and development. Early identification of possible developmental delays in children and timely referral and treatment can prevent more severe issues and significant costs. This brief highlights how Medicaid agencies play an important role in monitoring children’s development through developmental screening reimbursement policies. Setting reimbursement rates for screening; recommending or requiring certain screening tools; specifying the administration of developmental screenings; and leveraging Medicaid managed care contracts are a few strategies NASHP uncovered in its research. This new brief examines developmental screening reimbursement policies in Georgia, Minnesota, and North Carolina.

    If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or feature in the future, please email nmention@nashp.org. The Healthy Child Development State Resource Center is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.